Evangelista and Lagerfeld pay tribute to Chanel’s little black jacket

Linda Evangelista, one of the original supermodels, and Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s revered artistic director, joined forces last night to pay tribute to the little black jacket, Chanel’s most iconic garment. They were both in attendance at the launch of an exhibition in New York, named simply The Little Black Jacket exhibition.

In opposition to the fashion muse, seventy-eight year old Lagerfeld paired a cream blazer and a black shirt with a tie and trousers, and of course he was wearing his trademark sunglasses. The pair were seen enjoying each other’s company, sharing laughs together on the red carpet.

Other stylish stars were also in attendance: models Dree Hemingway and Karolina Kurkova; Zoe Kravitz as well as her actress mother, Lisa Bonet; and Lily Collins, all wearing the classic black and white trademark of Chanel. The exhibition was previously launched in Tokyo in March.

A digital exhibition which honours the garment was subsequently unveiled by the label. This digital exhibition show 113 photographs of personalities and celebrities in black jackets which were taken by Lagerfeld. Pictures of Leigh Lezark and Dokota Fanning were amongst those on show. The exhibition in New York is open to the public from 8th to the 15th June in Manhattan’s SoHo district.

Meanwhile the French designer is preparing to launch his new book, The Little Black Jacket, with the subtitle Chanel’s Classic Revisited, which is co-authored by Carine Roitfeld, former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief. This new book, which is expected to be launched later in the year, features many famous people wearing interpretations of the little black jacket. Celebrities featured include Yoko One and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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